As a school, we rely on voluntary support from families and friends of the school to maintain the high standards the school community has become to expect and enjoy. Areas of support include, but are not confined to -
- support in class - reading with children / supporting in lessons (cookery, art etc)
- support on school trips
- support with fund-raising activities (Friends of Chesswood - PTA) - e.g. Christmas / Summer Fayre
- support on one-off projects: environment area / pond development (we are ambitious as a school and greatly value support from those who have skills that could be utilised to develop the learning environment for all children - carpenters, construction, landscaping, textiles etc
- support in curriculum delivery: we have a strong focus on making learning real and relevant at Chesswood, linking units of work to careers (for example, we have had a geological engineer support in science study of soils; a chef support in cookery, a paramedic support in first aid, a chocolatier etc). We'd love to know what jobs / careers / hobbies you have that could be shared to enrich learning for children. This could include a visit to school or simply completing an 'ACRO Champion' profile.
You may complete the form on this page or follow this LINK if using a smaller device such as a phone.
ACRO Champions (Attitude Creativity, Relationships and Organisation)
Do you work? Do you volunteer? We need to hear from you. Please take 5-10 minutes to share the ACRO skills, knowledge and understanding, supporting our children's understanding of what 'real life' and work is like, what it requires to be successful in your area of work.
Linking to our 'Life Opportunities' curriculum driver, children engage with how ACRO is relevant to life in the real world through engaging with ACRO Champions. ACRO is a skills based programme focusing on Attitude, Creativity, Relationships and Organisation skills.
ACRO Champions are individuals, historical and within our community (including many visitors to school) who demonstrate and use the skills and knowledge we focus on in school within their work. Within the curriculum, ACRO Champions are used to make learning real and relevant - for example, in Y3 science (rocks and soils), children looked at the work of Graham Carter (parent) who is an engineering geologist.
We would love more ACRO champions to inspire children - especially from families linked to school and members of the local community. Please complete the form below and we will format your profile to use in school (we will contact you for a photo).